• Seniors Housing M&A Market Comes to Life

    Welltower’s recent announcement of two portfolio sales at low cap rates during the pandemic bodes well for the market. It has been a quiet past few weeks in the seniors housing M&A market. Last week was the first time we can remember when we have gone an entire week without one announced acquisition. That leaves us worried as to the... Read More »
  • Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

    There were rumors circulating last month of a major portfolio sale by one of the healthcare REITs, and given the dearth of deals in May, we clung on to the promise of it. Well, on June 1, Welltower announced not one, but two large seniors housing portfolio dispositions, along with a major medical office building sale, all combined for a roughly... Read More »
  • Two REITs Provide COVID and Census Updates

    Welltower recently disclosed what has been happening at its large seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP), and we again give them credit for being transparent with investors as to the operating performance of its customers. In the second quarter through May 29, its SHOP portfolio has seen occupancy decline by 420 basis points. That’s the... Read More »
  • May’s M&A Meltdown

    The M&A statistics are in for May, and it was a doozy. Only 19 seniors housing and skilled nursing deals were publicly announced during the month, nearly half of which coming from the first quarter earnings reports of several public companies. Without those, we would have barely made it to double digits. You have to go back to July 2017 for... Read More »
  • Blueprint Closes Another LTC Properties Sale

    After representing LTC Properties in its five-phase sale of a 2,500-bed skilled nursing portfolio, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors went back to the well, handling LTC Properties and Senior Lifestyle Corp.’s sale of two large seniors housing campuses in Arizona. The deal closed on April 21, with Humair Sabir, Amy Sitzman and Jacob Gehl... Read More »
Brunet and Lautner Move to Newmark Knight

Brunet and Lautner Move to Newmark Knight

Just a few months after announcing the hiring of the HFF seniors housing team to its ranks, Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) just announced that it snagged industry veterans Heidi Brunet and Lisa Lautner from Berkadia. They will join NKF as executive managing directors and will work with Sarah Anderson on the firm’s seniors housing debt and structured finance team. The duo has a combined 40 years of experience and has originated more than $8 billion in seniors housing related financings in the past seven years through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD and balance sheet lenders. With the combination of the top brokerage team last year, in terms of dollar value of sales transactions, the NKF platform... Read More »
Breaking News

Breaking News

Chicago-based JLL announced it is buying HFF, Inc. in a $2 billion cash and stock deal. We wonder whether HFF management was so distraught after the seniors housing team jumped ship two months ago that they just had to sell. All kidding aside, the combination of these two firms will create one sizable company that will compete on many fronts. Read More »
New Team at Newmark

New Team at Newmark

Fresh off a banner year that included over $2.5 billion of closed transactions (including well over $1 billion in December closings alone), the HFF seniors housing and healthcare team that includes Ryan Maconachy, Chad Lavender, David Fasano, Ross Sanders and Sarah Anderson has moved over to Newmark Knight Frank. For Newmark, they get a team that has closed over $42 billion in healthcare and senior care investment sales, plus the more than $7 billion in financing that Ms. Anderson has arranged over the years. There is no reason to think the team can’t continue that impressive haul now they are at Newmark. It’s quite the get for Newmark, we have to say. Read More »
Bridge Investment Group Bags Benton House Portfolio

Bridge Investment Group Bags Benton House Portfolio

HFF used all of their Southeast expertise to sell an assisted living portfolio located in Georgia (3), Florida and South Carolina. The communities were previously owned by Principal Senior Living Group (PSLG) and operated under the Benton House brand. They were built between 2014 and 2018 and featured strong occupancy, except for the brand-new South Carolina community that was still in lease-up. Close to a third of the 326 units were reserved for memory care residents. Bridge Investment Group paid approximately $79 million, or over $240,000 per unit, for the portfolio, which will continue to operate under the Benton House brand. Ross Sanders and David Fasano along with senior managing... Read More »
CBRE’s “Triple-A” Acquisition Financing

CBRE’s “Triple-A” Acquisition Financing

Aron Will, Austin Sacco and Adam Mincberg of CBRE helped arrange acquisition financing on behalf of Angelo Gordon & Co. and Auctus Capital Partners to purchase an assisted living/memory care community in Oakland, California. Located in the affluent submarket of Rockridge, this 148-unit community was originally built in 1981 but recently underwent two multimillion-dollar renovations which have made it a top competitor in the area. The first renovation in 2013 converted 30 assisted living units into a dedicated memory care wing, and the second renovation in 2016 (at $4.8 million) saw updates made to the interior and exterior common areas, amenities, units and landscaping. On top of that,... Read More »